Blended Learning Implementation for Elementary Schools: Real-Time Data, Adaptive Learning, & the CCSS
Integrating blended learning into an existing curriculum can be both a difficult and beneficial task. Though it is a rapidly growing instructional model, the many different approaches to implementation can make finding the right solution can feel like going on a treasure hunt without a compass. Who better to lead you on your Blended Learning journey than education advocate, advisor, and author of Getting Smart: How Digital Learning is Changing the World, Tom Vander Ark?
Attendees of yesterday’s webinar participated in an active discussion lead by Tom about best practices for implementing Blended Learning. Tom shared different approaches for blended learning implementation through an analysis of several elementary school case studies. He demonstrated how blended learning can improve teaching, benefit student learning, and assist in transitioning to the Common Core Standards. Tom covered the impact of gaining real-time data on each student’s progress and how this affects teaching methods and practices. He also provided a critical evaluation of adaptive learning tools at the core of successful blended learning models. Watch the webinar to learn how to distinguish which blended learning model(s) are appropriate for your students.
Quotes from the Session:
“Yes, that’s me…trying to get up to date with tech!! here in rural NH. Thank you for the advice!”
“We appreciate everything that you have shared!! I am finding that Blended Learning is a concept that needs to be embraced K-20!”
“Thanks for all the info and Caroline for links! Especially helpful to hear about pitfalls of buying devices with no clear plan”
Sponsored by DreamBox Learning
Presented by Tom Vander Ark, education advocate, advisor and author of Getting Smart: How Digital Learning is Changing the World.
Tom Vander Ark is an education advocate, advisor and author of Getting Smart: How Digital Learning is Changing the World. He also is the CEO of GettingSmart.com. In December 2006, Newsweek readers voted Tom the most influential baby boomer in education. Tom is a director of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and several other nonprofits.
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